Tuesday, March 15, 2011


IT IS ALL A GAME OF WHO PUTS ON THE BETTER SHOW

BUT FIRST AN ENDORSEMENT OF TONY MARTINEZ

While I understand why Tony Martinez must remain silent about BISD and UTB, I remain committed to a boycott of the May elections. But I certainly understand why some people feel like they must vote, so if you must vote for a mayor your vote should go to Tony Martinez.  Tony seems to understand that in a community like Brownsville you must build behind the scenes because the politics of this town will destroy you if you try and stand out publicly.  I will get into this later.

"Martinez also shared his greatest success story, the creation of the Guadalupe Regional Middle School that is giving children the tools and confidence they need to become the first in their families to graduate college. “If you want to change something, if you want to build something, you have to get in the game,” Martinez declared. And judging by the response of the audience, Brownsville has the ganas to claim a better future."


http://www.myharlingennews.com/?p=18264

Tony is not the type person who builds web pages to himself and then demands sainthood - he simply builds.  Maybe this is who we need as our mayor.  So while I can fully endorse him to anyone who feels like they need to vote in this race, I am not quite ready to not boycott the race.  It is simply more complex than Tony.

It is nearly impossible to have a conversation in this town - I suspect this is why so many business people are working quietly behind the scenes to make a difference.  Just look to BISD - the BV is the hero of humanity so long as it only exposes the corruption and incompetence of the corrupt 4, but the second it exposes the truth about Brett Springston the BV is all bullshit.  You see, far too many people only want to hear what they want to hear and nothing else matters.  They love their distractions when they cannot address the factual allegations.

Many people are mad about the TSC matter - the real con artists are some of the the new board members.  The BV documented since before the election how some members were calling for more  construction at taxpayers expense - but that was not evidence. according to their supporters.
"Garza said there was no need to separate, but it was important to “get the best deal for our community” and that she did not believe taxes would double if TSC and UTB separated, as has been rumored.”


http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/trustees-122947-college-night.html

We now know from Trey Mendez's open ad to the Herald there will be no lowering of tuition - just the TSC board being allowed to hire their own trained monkeys to do their bidding.  Until someone can explain to me how they can have one tuition rate for American History at TSC and another at UTB while sharing the facilities and instructors, no one can argue tuition is going down.

And true to form rather than judge the con artists who used the issue of separation, knowing full well they would never go that far, we praise those who lied to us while judging those who simply had a different opinion.  I do not believe Tony Martinez fully understands what Juliet Garcia pulled on the people and the students, but he does understand the importance of an education and a university.  So while Tony and I can agree to disagree on how to best deal with the TSC/UTB mess, that does not form a basis for me to vilify him.  The facts are the new board members intentionally mislead the people on the idea of a free standing TSC so that they as board members could gain greater power, while leaving the students behind.

The BV stands on its position that TSC must be a free standing community college with no ties to UTB.  Tony an I may not agree on this, but at least he has not lied to the people to get power - that award goes to the 4 board members who lead the people down the path of deception for their own political power.

Part Two tomorrow - I am off to bed - just too tired.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Before the partnership, there was TSC. At TSC, there was an agreement with Pan American University to offer classes in Brownsville at TSC. People were able to go both to TSC and Pan American. Before received their college degrees from Pan American University. This was working. No taxes were levied to Brownsville residents for Pan American. Why are we stuck in the belief that Brownsville taxpayers should pay for UTB? It's the same delusion that people must pay in order to play in politics.

Separate institutions should be demanded. Again, show me the other partnerships around the world that mimics UTB/TSC. There is none. Stop the propaganda of UTB and TSC united. It fails and the UT Regents know this.

BobbyWC said...

I agree with you 100% - nothing short of a free standing TSC with no financial or professor sharing ties.

If UT decides on a UTPA in Brownsville or UTB that is their business - BUT BV has been fighting for a free standing TSC for at least 4 years.

I wish the Herald would do an article on the medical training program and deparment - it is 100% fraud on the students and taxpayers - they use it to being in students who they know will never make it past the first semester - it is about federal and state money and making it look like the university is growing.

I have had medical doctors review the medical terminology course and they have told me it is designed with the intent to fail and that most doctors never would have passed it.

Today people pass because the old exams are for sale on campus - the passing students just study the correct answers and get to move on - everyone else fails - Juliet garcia knows this but sees it as a necessary evil to building the university.

She killed herself politically

BUT to be clear - the BV supports a separate TSC with no ties to UTB or UTPA - period

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

there will be no sharing of faculty or professors you idiot. that is how you can pay people two different salaries. Also, there will be no shared governance.

BobbyWC said...

first of all the deal is not yet done - I get no sharfed governance - that was part of my point of in the TSCgetting more power.

On the faculty issue - you are simply dead wrong - I have a good source on this and this is the sticking point

you cannot have a UTB professor teaching American history at one tuition rate and a TSC professor teaching at another -

this problem also limits availability of classes. Some students for a lack of offersing if you separate them will have no choice but to take the higher cost UTB course.

I know what is going on with this and the problems they are facing - do you really think that by separating the staff 100% they can offer enough time slots to TSC students for their basic courses?

No they cannot - you have the fact I pointed out he said "should", but not will -

so lets see what happens at the end of the day -

now answer my question who is going to pay the higher UTB fee for the same course which allegedly will be cheaper at TSC? - if this does happen - then it will be the last students to reguister -

we need a complete and total separation

just because they have 2 administrations - which now means double the costs - does not mean they will not have to work together on these issues.

The only solution on the tuition problem is - UTB will offer no freshman or sophomore courses.

Further just how much do you think it will cost these two institutions to have UTb history professors and TSC history professors -

you are nothing more than another person in la la land about - "there is no more money in the budget.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

You are correct sir. Go back where TSC offers lower courses and UTB offer the upper classes. The old TSC and Pan American University model. There were 2 administrations, however, at modest salaries. This is the reason why Juliet will not accept this.

Anonymous said...

There is no money in the budget, therefore you need to cut. One person of course should be Juliet as well as the overpaid administrators.

BobbyWC said...

Thank you for your comment - it drives me nuts how everyone wants everything without having a way to pay for it.

4 years ago I named Pat Almighty for the same garbage Prez is pulling - promising things which cannot happen because of the budget problems.

Mendez himself in his ad - not something written by the Herald that tuitiion should go down - not even the board has figured this out yet but the poster calls me an idiot because apparently he/she already knows that which the board itself does not know.

People it was a con -

The BV remains committed to fighting for a free standing TSC - it can happen - but it will require suing UT

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

BV you are hitting the heart of the issue dead on.

The TSC 4 was and continues to be in way over their head.

It was a egotistical power grab and I can't believe some of the TSC 4 were so obtuse (thank you shawshank).

Allegedly, Adela is said to be bragging in her inner circles that Dr. Atkinson will lead TSC to the promise land.

Say it isn't so.....well, now with the TSC board mirroring the BISD board, I give it 6 months before Dr. Atkinson is the new TSC President.

Anonymous said...

you cannot have a UTB professor teaching American history at one tuition rate and a TSC professor teaching at another -

Yes, you can. The market decides and the most cost effective choice will be made BY THE PERSON PAYING THE BILL. This is FACT. What choices of course offerings will be made by the new UT will be up to them. There are many scenarios under which this could actually happen, most would involve an offer of seamless transfer of admission (not simply transfer of credit) to another UT System school, something we did not have before the separation.

Anonymous said...

Settle down people, again, nobody is trying to reinvent the wheel. We are just going back to the the pre-partnership model, of having an upper level institution offer the junior and senior years at the TSC campus.

TSC and Pan American University at Brownsville co-existed peacefully for years, and no we did not share professors only classrooms.

TSC/PAUB Graduate

Anonymous said...

There should be a poll asking former TSC/PAUB Graduates how their experiences were before the partnership.

Anonymous said...

When TSC/PAU-B was around, I was able to take advantage of their offerings. I had my BS from Pan American College-Edinburg and went to PAU-B when it came in to get my Master's Degree while I was teaching full time. The availability made it possible. I finished my masters and went back to get my Mid-Management in Education, while still working. I had such excellent professors as Dr. George Thompson, Dr. Norman Binder, Dr. Nick Vallado. I also had some who were not worth their pay. I made good use of the time and availability and continued taking self-improvement classes in areas of interest. And I tell you what. I could afford to go to school on a teacher's salary. Now you have to go into hock to be able to buy the books after the high tuition - books that the teacher does not even use in class.
Let us go back to TSC-PAU-B. If only we could bring back the true educator and administrator Dr. Arnulfo Oliveira.

Anonymous said...

When TSC/PAU-B was around, I was able to take advantage of their offerings. I had my BS from Pan American College-Edinburg and went to PAU-B when it came in to get my Master's Degree while I was teaching full time. The availability made it possible. I finished my masters and went back to get my Mid-Management in Education, while still working. I had such excellent professors as Dr. George Thompson, Dr. Norman Binder, Dr. Nick Vallado. I also had some who were not worth their pay. I made good use of the time and availability and continued taking self-improvement classes in areas of interest. And I tell you what. I could afford to go to school on a teacher's salary. Now you have to go into hock to be able to buy the books after the high tuition - books that the teacher does not even use in class.
Let us go back to TSC-PAU-B. If only we could bring back the true educator and administrator Dr. Arnulfo Oliveira.